Lucy Cruickshanks

Co-founder and Editor in Chief at Bookaxe. Loves an underdog story. Woof.
Up to my eyeballs in books, UK
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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Empire of the Sun by J. G. Ballard
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Shelf 1 - Favourites
Milkman by Anna Burns
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club) by Tayari Jones
Dark Pines by Will Dean
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Ironopolis by Glen James Brown
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
The Gate by Francois Bizot
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Outsider by Stephen King
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Happiness by Aminatta Forna
The Glass Palace by Ghosh
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hate U Give by Angela Thomas Angela
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Lost Executioner by Nic Dunlop
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
1984 by George Orwell
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Shelf 2
Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
Perfidious Albion by Sam Byers
The Chain by Adrian McKinty
There There by Tommy Orange
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Night by Elie Wiesel
The Corset by Laura Purcell
Lancelot by Giles Kristian
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Power by Naomi Alderman
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
The Bookseller Of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
The Other Boleyn Girl (Movie Tie-In) by Philippa Gregory
Circe by Madeline Miller
Fire in the Hole with Bonus Material by Elmore Leonard
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Girl at War by Sara Novic
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Engleby by Sebastian Faulks
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
One Day by David Nicholls
Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
The Collector by John Fowles
Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Elevation by Stephen King
Shelf 3
Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia
The Ice Migration by CROOKS
The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald
House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Brother by David Chariandy
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Last by Hanna Jameson
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Melmoth by Sarah Perry
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Snap by Belinda Bauer
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Without a Country by Ayse Kulin
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Eve of Man by Tom Fletcher
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Muse by Jessie Burton
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Burmese Days by George Orwell
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies
Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim
The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies
The Separation by Dinah Jefferies
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear by Edward Lear
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Mort by Terry Pratchett
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Siege Of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
The Floating Book by Michelle Lovric
The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith
The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
Pollard by Laura Beatty
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories by O. Henry
Ulverton by Adam Thorpe
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Breath by Tim Winton
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
Saturday by Ian McEwan
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The Man Within by Graham Greene
Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Little Daughter by Zoya Phan
Novel without a name by Duong Thu Huong
The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh
Paradise of the Blind by Thu Huong Duong
White Crocodile by K.T. Medina
In The Shadow Of The Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid by Louise O'Neill
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre
Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke
61 Hours by Lee Child
The Affair by Lee Child
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
An Almost Perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
The Broker by John Grisham
The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Shelf 4

 TBR (18)

Cold Storage by David Koepp
The Confession by Jessie Burton
The Institute by Stephen King
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak
Lanny by Max Porter
Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
Ducks, Newburyport by LUCY. ELLMANN
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy
Spoils by Brian Van Reet
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers